Sunday, March 29, 2009

Revs Salvage Draw with New York

Kenny Mansally scored a 90th minute equalizer to help the Revolution leave Giants Stadium with a point after a back-and-forth match against New York Red Bulls on Saturday.

A Jay Heaps own goal created by former Rev Khano Smith in the 35th minute left the team in an early hole, but despite missing six starters the Revs fought hard for an equalizer the rest of the way until Mansally finally found the back of the net to earn the 1-1 draw.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ralston scores late to earn draw against Red Bulls

The New York Red Bulls came into Foxboro on a very poor run, but dominated the New England Revolution in the first half and took the lead heading into half time. The Revs showed better in the second half and after an injury forced Nicol to push Steve Ralston up to forward, the Revs captain scored in his third consecutive match to give the Revs a 1-1 draw and preserve their 7 game unbeaten streak.


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Surging Revs Face Struggling Red Bulls

The New England Revolution have won five of their last six matches on their way to the top of the standings. This impressive run comes despite the absences of several key players due to both injuries and international call-ups.

Their opponent on Wednesday, the New York Red Bulls, have faced similar injury problems, but won only once in their last five games and have slid down to sixth in the Eastern Conference standings.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Red Bull's Altidore headed to Spanish club Villareal

It appears the New York Red Bulls 18-year-old star striker Jozy Altidore is headed to La Liga's Villareal. According to the Associated Press, the deal bringing Altidore to Spain may be worth over $10 million, shattering the MLS record of around $4 million (for Clint Dempsey in 2006) received for a player. The Red Bulls have agreed to the fee and all that is left is for Altidore to agree to a contract and pass a physical. After agreeing to terms, Altidore still must wait till the European transfer window opens on July 1st to complete the move.

Over the winter speculation surrounding Altidore linked him to England's Newcastle United and Reading, as well as Spanish giants Real Madrid. More recently the BBC had him as a possible transfer target of top English clubs Manchester United, Chelsea, and Manchester City.

Altidore has started 7 of New York's 9 games this year tallying 3 goals and 1 assist. Overall since being drafted in 2006 as a 16-year-old, the Florida native played in 37 games, starting 25 and scored 15 goals along with 5 assists.

The Red Bulls should receive a portion of the transfer fee and an allocation, but depending on who, if anyone, the team brings in, this could prove a big blow to New York. Already struggling in 5th place in the East, Altidore has been directly involved in 40% of the team's goals this season and his likely replacement in the starting line-up (pending any moves) is John Wolyniec, who has yet to score this season.

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Revs Seeing Red; Earn Draw With 10 Men

For the second time this season the New England Revolution found themselves down a goal early only to make matters worse by losing a player to ejection soon after. This time, however, they had no one to blame but themselves as Mauricio Castro earned himself a clear red card. Fortunately for the Revs, Jeff Larentowicz was able to convert on a dangerous free kick 10 minutes later and Matt Reis made some huge saves to help the Revs leave New York with a 1-1 draw.

Castro was ejected in the 47th minute for a ridiculous kick to Kevin Goldthwaite's groin after being fouled hard. The Honduran, who had failed to make much of an impact on the match, left the Revolution in a tough hole, already down a goal and now down a man. Goldthwaite also received a yellow card on the play.

Eight minutes later, Adam Cristman earned a very dangerous free kick after he was taken down right at the top of the box by Carlos Mendes. Larentowicz took the free kick and powered it around a seven-man wall and into the lower right corner of the net to tie the score, 1-1...

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Looking to Rebound in New York

Coming off a tough 1-0 loss at home to the Colorado Rapids, the New England Revolution will look to get back in the win column Saturday when they travel to New York to face the Red Bulls.

The Revs have started off the season with a record of 2-2 including impressive victories against Houston and Kansas City, but both times the wins were followed with a loss. The Red Bulls, who have played two less games and are currently 1-1 started the season with a win over Columbus before falling 2-0 in Dallas last weekend after giving up a goal less than a minute into the match.

While the Revs lineup features many changes from the side the Red Bulls faced last year, the Red Bulls starting 11 will likely have only one player unfamiliar to New England. Nineteen-year-old Rookie Luke Sassano is expected to start on the right side of the midfield after an impressive preseason earned him starts in each of New York's first two matches...

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